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Alex Davies

Date 
b. 1977
Sydney
New South Wales
Australia

Alex Davies is a Sydney-based artist. Since 1997 he has exhibited in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Australia, Europe and America. 

Davies work is notable for the wide array of media used, ranging from film, sound and video to digital media and mixed reality installations. His most recent projects such as The Black Box Sessions [2008-11] - shown in various interations, in the HAIP Festival in Ljubljana, Slovenia [2008], at Architekturforum Oberösterrreich, Linz, Austria [2009] and at UTS Gallery, Sydney [2011] - and Häusliches Glück staged as part of European Capital of Culture in Linz, Austria [2009] - feature elaborate stagings of theatre-style experiences that combine the techniques of conjuring and magic with performance, music, digital media and video. Davies aim with these projects has been to investigate the experiential possibilities of actual and virtual presence.

Davies exhibitions include work shown in Primavera at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney in 2003, the International Symposium on Electonic Art (ISEA), Helsinki, Tallin, Baltic in 2004, the Simultan Festival, Romania in 2006, and at the Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan in 2008.

Author 
Andrew Frost
Birth place
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Period of activity 
from 1997
Other solo exhibitions 

2011 The Black Box Sessions - UTS Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2009 The Black Box Sessions - Architekturforum Oberösterrreich, Linz, Austria

2009 Häusliches Glück - European Capital of Culture, Linz, Austria

2009 Dislocation - Trace Elements, Performance Space, Sydney, Australia

2008 The Black Box Sessions - HAIP Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia

2008 Dislocation - Trace Elements, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

2008 Dislocation - Mirror States, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney, Australia

2006 Dislocation – FACT Liverpool, UK

2005 Dislocation – Vanishing Point, Melbourne, Australia

Awards, collections 
2010 Australia Council Visual Arts Grant 2009 European Capital of Culture Commission 2008 Australia Council Inter-Arts Grant 2008 Qantas Foundation, Contemporary Australian Art Award 2007 Australia Council Interarts Grant 2006 Sendai Mediatheque Commision 2006 Asialink Residency, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok Thailand 2005 Australia Council Music Grant 2005 Australia Council Visual Arts Grant 2004 Experimenta Media Arts, New Visions Commission 2004 Australia Council New Media Arts Grant 2004 Residency, Recombinant Media Labs, San Francisco 2003 Australia Council New Media Arts Grant 2002 Kunstraum New Work Commission 2002 Australia Council New Media Arts Grant 2002 Residency, Times Up Laboratories, Austria 2001 Australia Council New Media Arts Grant 1998 Australian Film Commission New Media Development Grant 1997 Winner - Silent Cells Film Festival
Sydney
Australia